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Bigsby Identification

Need help identifying which “Tension Roller” Bigsby you have? There are 2 types.


If your tension roller is held in place by a 3/16″ axle with a hex set screw underneath the Bigsby, then you have either a Bigsby B5, B7 or B12.

BTS V2 for Chrome

BTS V2 for Gold

If you have need for less tension relief (for instance, if you have a Vibramate adapter plate, which raises the Bigsby from the body), consider ordering the BTS V2 DE.

BTS V2 DE for Chrome

BTS V2 DE for Gold


 If your tension roller is held in place by a 1/4″ axle with circlips on each end, then you have either a Bigsby B50, B70 or B700.

BTS V3 for Chrome

BTS V3 for Gold

If you have need for less tension relief (or for instance, if you like to tinker), consider ordering the BTS V3 DE.

BTS V3 DE for Chrome

BTS V3 DE for Gold